College Endowment Rankings

The 2004 NACUBO endowment rankings for US colleges and universities have come out (warning–large pdf file). Dartmouth weighs in at #21 with a healthy $2.45 billion.

For comparison, Harvard has the largest endowment in the country (by far) with $22.14 billion, followed by Yale with $12.75 billion. Dartmouth’s total ranks seventh in the Ancient Eight (only Brown, with $1.65 billion, is lower). Nevertheless, in per-student totals, I suspect the College fares much better, surely passing Penn, Columbia, and Cornell. We’re probably in the mid-teens in per-student endowment.